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Wilton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cumbria, Herefordshire, Norfolk, and East and North Yorkshire, are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Somerset and another in Wiltshire have as their first element Old English wiell(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. The one that has given its name to the county of Wiltshire is named for the Wylye river, on which it stands (an ancient British river name, perhaps meaning ‘capricious’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Wilton Family Origin

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Wilton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Miner

    4%

In 1880, the most common Wilton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Wilton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilton family was Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilton.

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Wilton Life Expectancy

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